Thumb dream meanings

General Meanings:

Thumb often symbolizes elementary creativity, energy and powers of self-assertion – this announces that you will have a trouble free life and carefree lifestyle in the near future.

Agility and energy Freud refers this as a symbol of sexual urge, paraphrase this probably more to creativity, the artistic talents of the people, because the thumb for a hand, gives skill and agility. The thumb is too short in the dream, shows that you are not too artistic and have too little energy to seize things correctly.

Psychological Meanings:

Satisfaction or dissatisfaction of productivity The women’s dream of a thumb is of sexual nature. It is rather so that the dreamer’s productivity can not be realized enough (injured thumb),  or is satisfied about productivity (conscious perception of the thumb). The thumb also regarded as a symbol for the victory or loss, depending on where it points upwards or downwards.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Success if see a thumb – In a dream a thumb indicates the success of a sensational good deed, and ability exploit your skills and strength in your life;
  • Worries if a single thumb – This dream shows that you will meet bad people and insecure future is waiting for you;
  • False people around if a painful thumb – This symbol is a warning which threatens business burglaries, your colleagues will became unbearable to you;
  • Losses if injured thumb – when a thumb is injured in your dream, you may  should expect business or personal losses;
  • Isolation if don’t have thumbs – This is a very sad sign which will bring you hardship and loneliness in your life, but you can change everything, just put some efforts;
  • Short happiness if have an unnaturally small or short thumb –  Means that you are granted with  some joy only for a short time;
  • Luck if especially big or huge thumb – This dream will bring you quick and rapid  success;
  • Satisfaction if have a dirty – The symbol of dirty thumb announces satisfaction of vicious desires;
  • Troubles if see with long nail – The thumb is with a long nail in your dream, signifies that rush to pleasure rushes you headlong into disaster.

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • No worries if thumb is up – The dream signifies that the concerns are far from you.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Good life if see thumb in a dream – The thumb signifies a quiet, worry-free existence and life;
  • Disease if cut a thumb – The dream will bring you illness or loss of relatives.

* Please, see meaning of finger, hand, body.

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  1. Hi,

    From the past one week, I have been seeing a dream wherein I see that someone has cut thumb of my left fee and is holding it in his hand and writing some type of a report on me. Though I did not feel pain in the dream, but I feel bit of sadness and I try to put turmeric cream on the wound area from where the thumb was chopped off, but some once hand prevents me from doing that. I have an impending promotion in my office which has been kept on hold from the last three years in spite of me proving beyond doubt to the management that I really deserve the promotion. I would like to know what is the meaning of thumb of left foot being chopped off. Will look forward to your reply.


  2. I had a dream that I had a piece of lead or steel in my thumb and like I was at school and I tried going to the nurse but I couldn’t go and I was starting to get sick and then I couldn’t take my english final and then my thumb started bleeding because I tried to pull out the lead/steel chunk but, I couldn’t and I woke up.

  3. As a kid I had recurring dreams that my thumbs would catch on fire. I also dreamt small creatures were crawling on me, trying to find my thumbs to cut them off. These nightmares were so bad that I would hide my thumbs in my fists at night, or anytime I was scared. To this day (I am 40) I hold my thumbs in my fist if I’m nervous or scared. Having my thumbs exposed (while awake) makes me feel vulnerable. I no longer dream of my thumbs though. Any thoughts?

  4. In my dream I was sneakily ramaging through an ex colleague’s purse and there I found my thumbs (chopped off). I took them out and put her belongings back. I felt guilty in my dream for going through her stuff but there I found something of mine!